Upcoming Collection from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Willi Visit this link am Keighley Collection
ARTstor will add 1,000 images of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela from the William Keighley Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The collection contains depictions of geographical terrain and exteriors/interiors of religious buildings, including architectural details, applied arts, and works of art. Learn more (http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/an-080410-keighley.shtml)
Additional Photographs from the George Eastman House
ARTstor reached an agreement with the George Eastman House to add approximately 13,000 images to the Digital Library. This will bring the total number of images available from the world’s oldest museum of photography to over 17,800. Learn more (http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/an-080410-eastman.shtml)
Agreement with Connecticut College
Asian Art Collection Connecticut College will be contributing 381 images of Asian art to the Digital Library. The collection will include Chinese paintings, Japanese prints, and Chinese ivory sculptures. Learn more (http://www.artstor.org/news/n-html/an-080410-asian.shtml)
From an announcement from Project MUSE: Project MUSE plans new look for web site; new article format launching in April. Project MUSE is pleased to reveal plans for a significant redesign of its web presence at http://muse.jhu.edu
The launch date for the new site design is August 2008. Among the goals of the redesign are more intuitive navigation among and within both content and informational pages, compatibility with emerging web standards, support for selected Web 2.0 functionality, and an enhanced online experience for users and librarians utilizing MUSE in teaching and research.Prior to the main site redesign launch in August, some new features will be rolled out in the intervening months. Specifically, some MUSE journal articles will begin appearing in a new format during the month of April. The appearance and layout of the article page have been enhanced to provide users with more functionality and more information specific to the article, such as its DOI and the LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) assigned to an article.
Initially, the new design will apply only to newly-produced journal issues/articles; older articles will be gradually converted to the new look over the next 18 months. As conversion of back articles progresses, users may see both old and new formats for articles in their search results. Currently, the new format applies only to the HTML version of articles; a new PDF format will launch with the main site design in August. The advance launch of the new article design is happening in part to coincide with a new XML production process at MUSE, which is expected to increase efficiency and create opportunities for expanded functionality.
Please “pardon our dust” as we begin the process of enhancing and improving our web presence. We welcome comments, questions, and feedback to
Ebsco Journal Alerting handout
Here’s a new handout on how to set up journal alerts in Ebsco databases.
There is also a Flash tutorial (Flash needs to be installed on your computer). Follow this link.
Public Library of Science (PLoS) offers journal alerts and blog feeds related to research in the natural sciences. See http://www.plos.org/connect.html
The library has posted a new policy on electronic resources:
Licensed Electronic Resources Acceptable Use Guidelines
The electronic resources provided by the Ursula C. Schwerin Library are governed by legally binding license agreements, negotiated between the library and the publishers. These licenses allow students, faculty, staff, and other authorized users to access the resources for non-commercial, educational and scholarly purposes. Off-campus use requires confirmation of affiliation with City Tech.
Users of library-licensed resources must comply with U.S. Copyright Law (including the protections of Fair use) and licensing agreements of the publishers. Breach of license may lead a publisher/vendor to terminate the College’s access.
Use of any software designed to automatically browse the web (“robots”, “spiders”, “crawlers”, etc.), record web browsing activity, or systematically download content for offline use is expressly forbidden and jeopardizes the entire College’s access to that resource.
Violators may face disciplinary action.
Examples of prohibited activities:
- Downloading all articles in a journal issue;
- Downloading articles from most issues of a journal;
- Sizable downloads of database reports;
- Sharing usernames and passwords;
- Posting copyrighted materials on publicly accessible websites;
- Using electronic resources for commercial use.
More computer user policies can be found at: http://ufs.cuny.edu/boardresolutioncomputeruse.pdf
New content and other news :: See our electronic resources pages http://library.citytech.cuny.edu/research/AToZ/index.html http://library.citytech.cuny.edu/research/database/index.html for links to these resources.
New digital dictionaries and encyclopedias
v Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
v New online encyclopedias from Oxford University Press (also available via Oxford Reference Online)
o Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
o The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture
o Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
o Encyclopedia of Global Change
o Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art & Architecture
o The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
o The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
o Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
o Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (coming later this semester)
v CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online): Scholarship in international affairs including working papers, occasional papers, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs as well as teaching materials.
v Earthscape: Comprehensive aggregation of resources in the earth and environmental sciences
v NYCdata from Baruch (free) New ejournals
v JSTOR Health and General Sciences :: title list
v American Chemical Society Legacy Archives: content is blended into American Chemical Society
v Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
v Select new solo ejournals :: find via Serials Solutions http://zn6dr3pd9s.search.serialssolutions.com
o Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
o Journal of Gerontological Nursing
o Journal of Travel Research
o Journal of Culinary Science
Upgrades to existing databases
v Gale Virtual Reference expanded with many new and updated titles
v MathSciNet now links out to full-text finder
v Expansion of many Wilson databases to full text
v New interface for Lexis-Nexis Questions?
Contact Prof. Monica Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Palgrave Dictionary of Economics http://www.dictionaryofeconomics.com/ is on
trial until 4/4/08. Access is on-campus only. Send comments to email@example.com or your subject bibliographer.
We have a month long trial of Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 for New York only.
This trial will be of special interest to the Architectural Technology dept. Access is on-campus only. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or your subject bibliographer.